Firefox 16 For Desktop and Mobile Is Out
Article by George Norman
On 10 Oct 2012
UPDATE 2: Firefox 16.0.1 has been released.

UPDATE: Mozilla pulled Firefox 16 because it is plagued by a security problem. The Android version has already been updated to version 16.0.1 to fix the problem. A fix for the desktop version is expected to be released on Thursday, October 11.

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Mozilla rolled out version 16 of its Firefox browser for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux desktop machines and for Android-powered devices. The desktop version comes with a new developer toolbar while the mobile one with a new Reader Mode.

On the Stable Channel, the Firefox web browser has been updated to version 16. If you have the browser installed on your Windows, Mac, or Linux-powered desktop machine or on your Android-powered mobile device you can update and enjoy the new and improved features Firefox 16 has to offer – and it has something very cool to offer to developers and those who like to read.

Firefox 16 for desktop makes it easier and faster to develop for the web because it comes with a new developer toolbar and a new developer command line. The new developer toolbar’s buttons give easy access to tools, error count for the web console, and the new command line. To sum it up, Firefox 16 provides easy keyboard control over Firefox Developer Tools.



That’s not all that Firefox 16 has to offer to developers. This latest version unprefixes a number of stable features (like CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms, Image Values, IndexedDB and Values and Units), unprefixes the Battery API and Vibration API, and two Web APIs.

Firefox 16 for Android comes with a new Reader Mode that can be activated by tapping a book icon next to the URL. Mozilla explained that this new feature is meant to make it easier to view, read and share articles and stories on your smartphone or tablet. You can read online content in an enjoyable, clutter and ad-free environment by choosing the new Reader Mode.

There are two other interesting new features that Android 16 for Android has to offer: it blocks malicious URLS meant to wipe your phone and it lets you send tabs to desktop and mobile devices via Firefox Sync.

The latest Firefox for Windows version is available for download right here on FindMySoft.

Firefox for other platforms is available for download here.
Firefox for Android is available in Google’s Play Store here.




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